Political kinship in Pakistan: Descent, marriage and government stability
In Political Kinship in Pakistan, Stephen M. Lyon illustrates how contemporary politicsinPakistanarebuiltoncomplexkinship networks created through marriage and descent relations. Lyon points to kinship as a critical mechanism for understanding both Pakistan’s continued inability to develop strong and stable governments, and its incredible durability in the face of pressures that have led to the collapse and failure of other states around the world.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: Kinship and Politics
- Chapter 2: Strong Man Politics, Pakistan and Methods
- Chapter 3: Waves of Elites
- Chapter 4: Descent, Marriage and Building Networks
- Chapter 5: Kinship and Conflict Management at the local level
- Chapter 6: Landed Elite
- Chapter 7: Industrialist and Populist Challengers
Anthropology of Kinship and the Family
Anthropology, cultural anthropology
Lyon, S. M.
(2019). Political kinship in Pakistan: Descent, marriage and government stability, p. 146.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/books/74